2011 Student Research Conference:
24th Annual Student Research Conference

Program

Program-At-A-Glance

7:30 am • MG Cyber Cafe, OP Lobby, & VH Lobby
Continental Breakfast

8:30 am - 7:00 pm • University Art Gallery
Annual Student Juried Exhibition

8:00 - 9:15 • VH 1236
SESSION 2
Oral -
English XI

Presiding: Hena Ahmad

8:00

2 - 1  DEVIN A. HEIER
Dr. Hena Ahmad, Faculty Mentor
Social Disorientation: A Historical and New Critical Analysis of Shusake Endo's Silence

Add To Custom Schedule (select "Update" button below)

8:15

2 - 2  ALEX C. SENGER
Dr. Hena Ahmad, Faculty Mentor
The Past in a Portrait: Agha Shahid Ali's "Cracked Portraits" and its Construction of History

Add To Custom Schedule (select "Update" button below)

8:30

2 - 3  JORDAN H. LEWIS
Dr. Hena Ahmad, Faculty Mentor
Reading Arundhati Roy's The God of Small Things as a Feminist Novel

Add To Custom Schedule (select "Update" button below)

8:45

2 - 4  DANIEL R. PHILBIN
Dr. Hena Ahmad, Faculty Mentor
"The Looms of Bengal Silenced": History and Memory in Agha Shahid Ali's "The Dacca Gauzes"

Add To Custom Schedule (select "Update" button below)

9:00

2 - 5  MATT R. HERNANDEZ
Dr. Hena Ahmad, Faculty Mentor
Colonial Legacy in Arundhati Roy's The God of Small Things

Add To Custom Schedule (select "Update" button below)

8:00 - 9:15 • VH 1408
SESSION 3
Oral -
English IV

Presiding: Elizabeth Delmonico

8:00

3 - 1  JONATHAN D. WALTON
Dr. Hena Ahmad, Faculty Mentor
Dreams in Arundhati Roy's The God of Small Things

Add To Custom Schedule (select "Update" button below)

8:15

3 - 2  ALY MARTI
Dr. Hena Ahmad, Faculty Mentor
"A Blink of the Earth Woman's Eye:" Ecofeminism in Arundhati Roy's The God of Small Things

Add To Custom Schedule (select "Update" button below)

8:30

3 - 3  SARAH E. PAULEY
Dr. Hena Ahmad, Faculty Mentor
"Power's Fear of Powerlessness" in Arundhati Roy's The God of Small Things

Add To Custom Schedule (select "Update" button below)

8:45

3 - 4  CONSTANCE A. TUBBS
Dr. Hena Ahmad, Faculty Mentor
The God of Loss: The Role of Velutha in The God of Small Things

Add To Custom Schedule (select "Update" button below)

9:00

3 - 5  GUINEVERE A. LAWSON
Dr. Hena Ahmad, Faculty Mentor
Siblings and Love Laws in Arundhati Roys The God of Small Things and V. C. Andrews Flowers in the Attic

Add To Custom Schedule (select "Update" button below)

8:00 - 9:15 • VH 1324
SESSION 4
Oral -
English VII

Presiding: Robert Mielke

8:00

4 - 1  JESSICA M. JENKOT
Dr. Robert Mielke, Faculty Mentor
Gender and Race in Second Class Citizen and Their Eyes Were Watching God

Add To Custom Schedule (select "Update" button below)

8:15

4 - 2  KATHRYN E. FRITZ
Dr. James D'Agostino, Faculty Mentor
Séance: Finding and Expressing the Poetic in Research

Add To Custom Schedule (select "Update" button below)

8:30

4 - 3  KATHERINE E. RAMLOSE
Dr. Robert Mielke, Faculty Mentor
Tom Stoppard's Portrayal of Czechoslovakian History in Rock 'n' Roll

Add To Custom Schedule (select "Update" button below)

8:45

4 - 4  KATHERINE V. MURPHY
Dr. James D'Agostino, Faculty Mentor
Their Side of the Story: A Multi-Genre Exploration of Autobiography

Add To Custom Schedule (select "Update" button below)

9:00

4 - 5  MADISON C. MARCH
Dr. Robert Mielke, Faculty Mentor
Class, Gender, and Diaspora: The Role of Status and Flexibility in Buchi Emecheta's Second-Class Citizen

Add To Custom Schedule (select "Update" button below)

9:15 - 9:30 am • MG Cyber Cafe, OP Lobby, & VH Lobby
Break

9:30 - 10:45 • VH 1236
SESSION 14
Oral -
English XII

Presiding: Julianna Taylor

9:30

14 - 1  MEAGAN E. MCGLASSON
Dr. Hena Ahmad, Faculty Mentor
The Binary Nature of Sexuality in Xinran's The Good Women of China and Arundhati Roy's The God of Small Things

Add To Custom Schedule (select "Update" button below)

9:45

14 - 2  LAUREN A. BAKER
Dr. Hena Ahmad, Faculty Mentor
Discriminatory Attitudes Toward Men's and Women's Sexual Needs in Arundhati Roy's The God of Small Things

Add To Custom Schedule (select "Update" button below)

10:00

14 - 3  JENNIFER L. WILBORN
Dr. Hena Ahmad, Faculty Mentor
Portrayals of Loss in Xinran's The Good Women of China.

Add To Custom Schedule (select "Update" button below)

10:15

14 - 4  AMANDA L. WILLIAMS
Dr. Hena Ahmad, Faculty Mentor
Of All Things Female: The Écriture Féminine in The God of Small Things

Add To Custom Schedule (select "Update" button below)

10:30

14 - 5  MICHELLE E. NORIEGA
Dr. Hena Ahmad, Faculty Mentor
Reducing Homosexuality to a Stereotype in Xinran's The Good Women of China: Hidden Voices

Add To Custom Schedule (select "Update" button below)

9:30 - 10:45 • VH 1408
SESSION 15
Oral -
English X

Presiding: Hena Ahmad

9:30

15 - 1  TREVOR A. GRIZZELL
Dr. Hena Ahmad, Faculty Mentor
Deepa Mehta's Elements Trilogy: Transnational Visions of Women's India(s)

Add To Custom Schedule (select "Update" button below)

9:45

15 - 2  MADISON C. MARCH
Dr. Hena Ahmad, Faculty Mentor
Class Consciousness in Sunlight on a Broken Column: Locating the Connections between Attia Hosain and the Progressive Writers' Movement

Add To Custom Schedule (select "Update" button below)

10:00

15 - 3  SAMANTHA R. SIMMS
Dr. Hena Ahmad, Faculty Mentor
Antidepressants for an Uplifting Future?

Add To Custom Schedule (select "Update" button below)

10:15

15 - 4  REBECCA J. KOLL
Dr. Hena Ahmad, Faculty Mentor
Driven to Despair: A Psychoanalytical Examination of Edna Pontellier in Kate Chopin's The Awakening

Add To Custom Schedule (select "Update" button below)

10:30

15 - 5  ASHLEY L. WOLF
Dr. Hena Ahmad, Faculty Mentor
"When the Dream is Over": A Psychoanalytic Reading of Agha Shahid Ali's "I Dream It Is Afternoon When I Return to Delhi"

Add To Custom Schedule (select "Update" button below)

9:30 - 10:45 • VH 1324
SESSION 16
Oral -
English V

Presiding: Anthony Meyer

9:30

16 - 1  IAN J. CANTRELL
Dr. Hena Ahmad, Faculty Mentor
Through a Surrealist Lens: Memory and Dreams in The Half-Inch Himalayas by Agha Shahid Ali

Add To Custom Schedule (select "Update" button below)

9:45

16 - 2  DEVIN K. O'BRYAN
Dr. Hena Ahmad, Faculty Mentor
"My Body Casts His Shadow": Exploring the Uncanny in Agha Shahid Ali's The Half-Inch Himalayas

Add To Custom Schedule (select "Update" button below)

10:00

10:15

10:30

16 - 5  MEGAN A. KABLER
Dr. Hena Ahmad, Faculty Mentor
Exile, Loss, and Longing in Agha Shahid Ali's The Half-Inch Himalayas

Add To Custom Schedule (select "Update" button below)

11:00 am - 12:15 pm • VH 1000
Plenary Session: All Disciplines

From the Bible to Star Wars: Religion and Popular Culture

John Lyden,Visiting Professor of Philosophy and Religion at Grand View University


1:15 - 2:30 • VH 1236
SESSION 24
Oral -
English II

Presiding: Kelly Tharp

1:15

24 - 1  JULIE E. PERREY
Dr. Hena Ahmad, Faculty Mentor
It Had To Be You: An Analysis of Women's Relationships in Arundhati Roy's The God of Small Things

Add To Custom Schedule (select "Update" button below)

1:30

24 - 2  CHARUNDI K. PANAGODA
Dr. Hena Ahmad, Faculty Mentor
An Ecofeminist and Ecocritical Analysis of Arundhati Roy's The God of Small Things

Add To Custom Schedule (select "Update" button below)

1:45

24 - 3  JESSICA M. JENKOT
Dr. Hena Ahmad, Faculty Mentor
All Is Fair In Love and War: Love in Arundhati Roy's The God Of Small Things

Add To Custom Schedule (select "Update" button below)

2:00

24 - 4  TIANNA K. SIMENSON
Dr. Hena Ahmad, Faculty Mentor
The Loss of Innocence in Arundhati Roy's The God of Small Things

Add To Custom Schedule (select "Update" button below)

2:15

24 - 5  EMILY J. AUTREY
Dr. Hena Ahmad, Faculty Mentor
Locked Out of the History House: Criticizing Orientalism in Arundhati Roy's The God of Small Things

Add To Custom Schedule (select "Update" button below)

1:15 - 2:30 • VH 1408
SESSION 25
Oral -
English VI

Presiding: Karianne Jones

1:15

25 - 1  JAIME N. CHAMBERS
Dr. Hena Ahmad, Faculty Mentor
Geography of the Self: Landscape and Identity in Agha Shahid Ali's "Postcard from Kashmir"

Add To Custom Schedule (select "Update" button below)

1:30

25 - 2  ERIC R. GAULDEN
Dr. Hena Ahmad, Faculty Mentor
A Redefinition of Home: An Analysis of "Postcard from Kashmir"

Add To Custom Schedule (select "Update" button below)

1:45

25 - 3  OMONSEIGHO O. ESANGBEDO
Dr. Hena Ahmad, Faculty Mentor
EXILE: An Analysis of Agha Shahid Ali's "Postcard from Kashmir"

Add To Custom Schedule (select "Update" button below)

2:00

25 - 4  CAROLINA SCALZO
Dr. Hena Ahmad, Faculty Mentor
Sustaining the Human Dignity of Biotechnology: A Plausible Cause?

Add To Custom Schedule (select "Update" button below)

2:15

25 - 5  JULIANNE E. MEYER
Dr. Hena Ahmad, Faculty Mentor
"To Crush or to Hold": The Power of a Mother in Janet Fitch's White Oleander

Add To Custom Schedule (select "Update" button below)

1:15 - 2:30 • VH 1324
SESSION 26
Oral -
English VIII

Presiding: Linda Seidel

1:15

26 - 1  KATHRYN J. MCCLAIN
Dr. Sarah Mohler, Faculty Mentor
Interlocking Worlds: A Cognitive Reading of David Mitchell's Cloud Atlas

Add To Custom Schedule (select "Update" button below)

1:30

26 - 2  STEPHEN J. FURLONG
Dr. Hena Ahmad, Faculty Mentor
How Parents Shape Us: A Psychoanalytical Approach to Plath's "Daddy" and Hughes' "Mother to Son"

Add To Custom Schedule (select "Update" button below)

2:00

26 - 4  DAVID D. WINN
Dr. Hena Ahmad, Faculty Mentor
An Examination of Insanity and Allusion in Vladimir Nabokov's "Signs and Symbols"

Add To Custom Schedule (select "Update" button below)

1:15 - 2:30 • VH 1228
SESSION 33
Oral -
Education

Presiding: Paul Yoder

1:30

33 - 2  REBECCA PUND*♦ and ALAINA MEUTH♦
Dr. Barbara Price and Dr. Paul Yoder , Faculty Mentors
Comparing the Effectiveness of Vocabulary Instruction Methods

Add To Custom Schedule (select "Update" button below)

2:00

33 - 4  ALLISON B. PHILLIPS♦
Dr. Paul Yoder , Faculty Mentor
Increasing Student Engagement and Comprehension Through Literature Circles

Add To Custom Schedule (select "Update" button below)

2:30 - 2:45 pm • MG Cyber Cafe, OP Lobby, & VH Lobby
Break

2:45 - 4:15 • VH 1236
SESSION 38
Oral -
English III

Presiding: Alanna Preussner

2:45

38 - 1  TOM FRANKEN
Dr. Hena Ahmad, Faculty Mentor
Structure and Chaos: Examining Dominant and Submissive Entities in The God of Small Things

Add To Custom Schedule (select "Update" button below)

3:00

38 - 2  MEGHAN L. NEWTON
Dr. Hena Ahmad, Faculty Mentor
Color as Metaphor: The Psychological Significance of Color in Arundhati Roy's The God of Small Things

Add To Custom Schedule (select "Update" button below)

3:15

38 - 3  SERENA A. KARRAKER
Dr. Hena Ahmad, Faculty Mentor
A Marxist Approach to Roy's The God of Small Things

Add To Custom Schedule (select "Update" button below)

3:30

38 - 4  KURTIS B. MILBERG
Dr. Hena Ahmad, Faculty Mentor
The Evasion of Dreams in The God of Small Things

Add To Custom Schedule (select "Update" button below)

3:45

38 - 5  ANN N. RICE
Dr. Hena Ahmad, Faculty Mentor
The Caste of Arundhati Roy's Novel The God of Small Things

Add To Custom Schedule (select "Update" button below)

2:45 - 4:15 • VH 1408
SESSION 39
Oral -
English IX

Presiding: Kasey Perkins

2:45

39 - 1  ALISON N. STAGNER
Dr. Hena Ahmad, Faculty Mentor
Presentation Withdrawn

Add To Custom Schedule (select "Update" button below)

3:00

39 - 2  JANNA E. LANGHOLZ
Dr. Hena Ahmad, Faculty Mentor
Things Incapable of Communication: Ambiguity and Absurdity in Post-War Japan

Add To Custom Schedule (select "Update" button below)

3:15

39 - 3  KI'ARA D. CROSS
Dr. Hena Ahmad, Faculty Mentor
The Characteristics of a Good Woman in The Good Women of China: Hidden Voices

Add To Custom Schedule (select "Update" button below)

3:30

39 - 4  JAMES LEWIS
Dr. Hena Ahmad, Faculty Mentor
The Oppression of the Individual: A New Historicist Analysis of Lao She's The Rickshaw Boy

Add To Custom Schedule (select "Update" button below)

3:45

2:45 - 4:15 • VH 1324
SESSION 41
Oral -
English I

Presiding: Hena Ahmad

2:45

41 - 1  JAMES W. MELLISH
Dr. Hena Ahmad, Faculty Mentor
"What You Want Destroys What You Need": A Marxist Criticism of Vance Moore's Odyssey

Add To Custom Schedule (select "Update" button below)

3:00

41 - 2  ALEXANDER C. DAGUE
Dr. Hena Ahmad, Faculty Mentor
"The Cask of Amontillado": A Psychoanalytic Criticism

Add To Custom Schedule (select "Update" button below)

3:15

41 - 3  MEGAN A. CALDWELL
Dr. Hena Ahmad, Faculty Mentor
A Woman's Way; A Feminist-Marxist Analysis of A Doll's House and "A Rose for Emily"

Add To Custom Schedule (select "Update" button below)

3:30

41 - 4  BRANDON S. WHITMORE
Dr. Hena Ahmad, Faculty Mentor
"Maps and Mirrors" in Amitav Ghosh's The Shadow Lines

Add To Custom Schedule (select "Update" button below)

3:45

41 - 5  JUSTINE C. DE ROACH
Dr. Hena Ahmad, Faculty Mentor
A Marxist Interpretation of William Shakespeare's The Merchant of Venice

Add To Custom Schedule (select "Update" button below)

2:45 - 4:15 • MG 2090
SESSION 44
Oral -
Philosophy & Religion II

Presiding: Lloyd Pflueger

3:00

44 - 2  RACHEL E. WHITE
Dr. Hena Ahmad, Faculty Mentor
Three Women in the Wrong; A Feminist Approach to the Stories of Eve, Delilah, and Mary Magdalene in the Bible

Add To Custom Schedule (select "Update" button below)

4:30 - 5:15 pm • Alumni Room - SUB
Chandler Monroe Oratorical Contest Winner Speeches and Award Presentations

4:30 - 5:30 pm • Student Union - Georgian Room
Reception


Search Truman State University Help Directories
Contact SRC Webmaster  |  SRC Privacy Policy